July 29, 2015



Undergrad research at ASU ignited student's passion for engineering

Electrical engineer Ja'Lon Sisson took full advantage of undergraduate research programs at Arizona State University to make his education the best that it could be.


ASU startups present to investors at LA showcase

Six ASU-linked startups recently presented at First Look LA, a 250-attendee investor showcase hosted by the Los Angeles Venture Association.


Engineering student combines gaming, Fitbit tech to address childhood obesity

Driven by her love for hiking and yoga, ASU student Courtney Van Bussum has created FitStart Kids, a unique tool for children struggling with obesity that incorporates built-in gamification to help children adopt a healthy mindset.


ASU students head to France for global entrepreneurship experience

ASU is sending some of its "best risk-takers" – 11 student entrepreneurs – to France to join nearly 600 students at the European Innovation Academy. There they will refine their business skills, build contacts and pitch their start-up ideas to investors.


Exploring intersection of food, sustainability and culture in Italy

The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, was the perfect place for Lynnsey Bogash, an ASU nutrition student with a passion for food. There, amid the city's winding, cobblestone streets, she explored wine studies, history and sustainability in food production.


ASU 'Sparky' license plate sales hit 17,000 milestone

Arizona State University's "Sparky" license plate has become a must-have item for an increasing number of Sun Devils on the go, with the program's total plate count breaking the 17,000 mark for the first time ever.


5 honors students receive prestigious study-abroad scholarships

Five students in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University will study abroad in the 2015 Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom.


ASU Alumni Association welcomes new class of 30 Medallion Scholars

The Medallion Scholarship program, the Alumni Association’s signature scholarship initiative, incorporates components of leadership, scholarship and service. Scholars receive four-year, renewable scholarships of $3,000 annually.


Broadcast internship helps students turn passion into profession

Spending the summer by the seashore watching baseball games sounds like an ideal vacation. But for five Cronkite students, it will involve a lot of hard work: preparing for hours each day to do play calling for the Cape Cod Baseball League.


Sun Devil athletes score big in the classroom

Arizona State University recorded an Academic Progress Rate average of 986, the NCAA announced on May 27. The mark is ASU's highest ever, and it ranks among the best in the Pac-12 Conference.

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